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Welcome to my blog. I write about urban roots music, television, and occasionally politics. 

My motto is Explore, Enjoy, and Share new Music! Enjoy!

The “Apologies, Dumb Ladyman” Spotify Playlist (I Hate Radio)

The “Apologies, Dumb Ladyman” Spotify Playlist (I Hate Radio)

The "Apologies, Dumb Ladyman" Spotify Playlist

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Nirvana, Interpol, Sleater-Kinney, Portishead along with many new artists like Stef Chura, Ho99o9, and the Last Artful Dodger populate this mixtape-style playlist.

Just hit play, or read on to learn more about the songs and bands.

Every Tuesday (or Monday night) I put out a new curated playlist for your listening enjoyment. You can "Just Hit Play" or check out the song list below for Easter Eggs about the bands.  

"I Hate Radio" is the name of the podcast I am about to start and it is a play on "I Heart Radio" in opposition to music consolidation.

Last week's playlist was my Prince tribute playlist called "Sometimes it Snows in April,", you can listen to it HERE.

Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!

The Songs (Click on Names For More Info)

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1. Dumb for Brains, Quelle Chris, Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often (Mello Music Group, 2017)

There is a lot of clever in this little ditty about being dumb. 

2. Caverns, The Last Artful Dodgr & Neil Tally, Bone Music (EYRST, 2017)

Lots of great exciting new hip-hop this month, rarely see this much good new stuff to start a year. The Last Artful Dodgr and her Eyrst squad fit right in with the goodness.

3. Wandering Star, Portishead, Dummy (Polydor, 1994)

I will always remember my one interaction with Vince Staples when he responded to my defense of 90's hip-hop by saying that he bets I love Portishead. What can I say, I love Portishead (sigh).

4. Obstacle 1, Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights (Matador, 2002)

I have put surprisingly little Interpol on my playlists. This is odd because I am a pretty big fan. (they kind of kept the post-punk lamp lit in popular culture for about a decade).

5. Accelerator, Paul White & Danny Brown, Accelerator EP (R & S Records, 2017)

If you didn't see my best of 2016 albums you probably don't know how much I love Detroit's Danny Brown, I love Danny Brown! Okay, I may be trippin' but it seems like a collaborative project no matter what Danny says.

6. Double Barrel, Ho99o9, Single (Family, 2016)

Just randomly found this band, hope to learn more, really promising and hats off to some seriously precise musicianship.

7. Hold My Head, Swain, The Long Dark Blue (End Hits Records, 2016)

Another new one, I need to listen to more Swain now, but I really like what I have heard (might beGerman?). Yup, I am clueless, this is a great song either way.

8. Lazy Eye, Silversun Pickups, Carnavas (Dangerbird, 2006)

Not sure why I have not had more Silversun Pickups on my lists. So many bands, but still, this song is one of their many incredible songs.

9. The Ballad of a Ladyman, Sleater-Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One (Kill Rock Stars, 2000)

You might not know that Sleater-Kinney is one of my favorite bands. I like them so much that I have been struggling to put together a tribute playlist to their music for about 6 months (hard to make the cuts). 

10. Young Lady, You're Scaring Me, Ron Gallo, Heavy Meta (New West Records, 2017)

Another new discovery and yet another Nashville artist I need to learn more about. This is a good problem to have (way too much good new stuff to explore).

11. I Can't Read Your Mind, Tyrannamen, Tyrannamen (Cool Death Records, 2016)

Ditto. What a surprise, another Aussie band I love. Drowned in Sound hates them, so even more reason for me to like them I suppose.

12. Slow Motion, Stef Chura, Messes (Urinal Cake Records, 2017)

Stef Chura is a Detroit-area musician, so obviously I am a fan. Just kidding (kind of). I am a big fan :).

13. All Apologies, Nirvana, In Utero (DGC Records, 1993)

Why not?

I was lucky enough to see Nirvana on the In Utero tour (with Shonen Knife and The Breeders) and it really reconnected me to that feeling I had in the 80's when I was first falling in love with punk. 

Wrapping It Up

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Okay, another one bites the dust :)

Sorry if posts have been a bit sporadic, I have been working on a campaign to get redistricting reform in Michigan and it has been taking up a ton of my time (when I get home, I often intend to write but find I am too tired).

I call my site "On Pirate Satellite" as homage to The Clash (it is a lyric of the song "This is Radio Clash" by The Clash)

The crazy names of the playlists were inspired by Captain Beefheart.

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